Disaster Recovery for IBM AIX

Easy, cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery

MIMIX® DR for AIX provides reliable, affordable disaster recovery for your applications and data. Real-time replication, coupled with true continuous data protection (CDP) technology, delivers near-instantaneous recovery of data from any point in time at the push of a button, allowing you to meet strict compliance requirements and a wide range of service level agreements (SLAs) related to data protection.


New in MIMIX for AIX 5.1!

MIMIX for AIX 5.1 joins the MIMIX brand family with expanded replication capabilities, easier monitoring and management, and upgraded IBM AIX support.

  • Supports broadcast replication to two targets, either of which can be chosen for failover
  • Provides the option to encrypt replicated data using the TLS 1.2 encryption protocol
  • Supports custom logical volume types as raw logical volumes
  • Integrates with enterprise monitoring consoles through SNMP alerting
  • Automates license key application and provides visibility into license key status in VSP
  • Supports changing the IP address of the source or target node in a replication group without downtime in VSP
  • Adds support for IBM AIX 7.2

Learn more about all MIMIX for AIX 5.1 products by visiting the MIMIX Availability for AIX, and MIMIX Move for AIX pages!

AIX Rapid Recovery Whitepaper

Achieving Rapid Data Recovery for IBM AIX® Environments

Businesses of all sizes must plan for recovery. The core challenges when implementing an HA/DR plan include fully protecting against data loss and application downtime, and doing so in a way that ensures you can meet Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives (SLAs). Your plan must cover a wide range of risks: inadvertently deleted files or records; viruses or hackers that cause data corruption or deletion; and natural disasters that put much more than just your data and applications at risk. So, the question is, do you have a plan that meets your recovery requirements to your satisfaction across these areas?
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Business challenges

IT system availability is about more than keeping operations running after major disasters or even about handling planned and unplanned system outages. “Micro” disasters, such as database corruption or data loss due to human error, can cost your business just as dearly. Any outage interrupts business operations, disrupts delivery of goods and services, and damages relationships with partners and customers. Your business needs real-time disaster recovery protection for you AIX applications and data that is easy to manage at a price you can afford.

Key benefits

  • Protects your data and applications with real-time replication
  • Allows push-button recovery to any point in time
  • Simplifies disaster recovery management
  • Enables protection in environments with mixed storage and operating system versions, and any combination of local or remote physical, virtual, or cloud platforms
  • Integrates with IBM PowerHA SystemMirror for AIX to add offsite disaster recovery protection and point-in-time recovery to a high availability environment
  • Provides an affordable data protection and disaster recovery solution
“I haven’t seen a business continuity solution that compares to MIMIX DR for AIX in terms of cost efficiency, effective protection for data and applications, and fast installation and configuration.”
Dave Gates,
Team Leader for the AIX/DBA Group
ProHealth Care Information Services, ProHealth Care
“It’s a really great tool for restoring things that are accidentally deleted. It’s also great for testing. If something goes wrong we can set the backup system to 10 minutes before and step it through to see what happens.”
Bill Rossi,
consultant to Mundi Westport Group
“MIMIX DR for AIX is absolutely essential to our business continuity. It gives us the power to keep our critical data protected and available at all times without the manual labor or downtime of traditional backup solutions."
Mr. MK Lee,
CSSC Technical and Operations Manager
The One Essential Guide to Disaster Recovery

The One Essential Guide to Disaster Recovery: How to Ensure IT and Business Continuity

This white paper provides a basic understanding of the building blocks of IT and business continuity - from understanding the concepts of disaster recovery and information availability to calculating the business impact of downtime and selecting the right software solution. Readers can quickly match their specific optimum uptime objectives with the easiest and most cost-effective IT strategy.
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How it works

MIMIX DR for AIX provides continuous asynchronous replication of changes to applications and data to a secondary server. Enforced write-order consistency ensures that transactions are applied on the recovery server in the same order as they were on the production server. The production and recovery servers can run on any combination of IBM Power Systems server, storage types, and operating system versions, whether in physical, virtual or cloud environments. Options to compress or encrypt replicated minimize bandwidth utilization and maximize security.

True continuous data protection (CDP), provided by the journaling of undo logs, allows you to roll back the production server or restore data from any point in time to recover from deletions, corruptions, and rolling disasters. Virtual role swap tests performed on snapshots of the recovery server enable non-disruptive disaster recovery readiness testing without impact to production operations.

An easy, browser-based graphical interface allows MIMIX DR for AIX to be managed in just minutes a day. In addition to a color coded status display, email and SNMP notifications provide for high levels of lights‐out operation. Built-in automated procedures for common operations, such as a role swap, save time, ensure best practice and eliminate human error.

MIMIX DR for AIX: How it Works

System Requirements

  • IBM Power Systems running IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1 and 7.2
  • On-premises, hosted or cloud servers, including hybrid environments
  • Supports replication between storage types and OS versions
  • Supports integration with IBM PowerHA® SystemMirror® for AIX®

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